Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Celebrate quality time with your teens.
Family Best Bets Of The Week After being cooped up indoors all winter it’s time to take advantage of the great outdoors, even if they are talking snow Saturday night. Enjoy Citadel Theatre’s unique production of Johnny Appleseed at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve, celebrate the 41st annual Earth Day at Ryerson Woods, and get a kick out of watching your little tykes interact with the Easter Bunny at Deerpath Park. This is also a great weekend to support the youth of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Spend time with your kids and their friends at CROYA, and don’t forget to check out the incredible talent at Lake Bluff Middle School’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Johnny Appleseed http://www.citadeltheatre.org/johnny-appleseed.html Amazing Grace …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Lambs Farm, spring sports, and concerts are some of the many things that can help you craft the perfect weekend.
Family Best Bets Of The Week Begin the weekend cheering on the Lake Forest Scouts or rocking out at a concert to benefit Lambs Farm. Take advantage of the beauty of spring and schedule a photo shoot of your little darlings with a newborn lamb. Or, if you’re longing for one more winter activity, check out local figure skaters who perform at one of the last ice skating exhibitions in the area. “An Audible Cause” Lambs Farm Benefit Concert http://lakeforest.patch.com/events/an-audible-cause-lambs-farm-benefit-concert Lamb Days at Lamb Farms http://www.lambsfarm.org/ Lake Forest High School Boys Varsity Water Polo Game http://www.lfhs.org/athletics/index.php Lake Forest High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Game http://www.lfhs.org/…
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Enjoy local galleries, theater, nature.
Family Best Bets Of The Week Make this a weekend to appreciate the arts. Spend some time viewing the work of local student artists, then check out some of the most amazing life like dinosaur art in the country. Take in a show or two and enjoy singing and top notch acting, all just a short drive away. Don’t forget to include nature’s most beautiful creations to round out your art appreciation weekend! Deer Path Art League Emerging Talent Art Exhibit http://www.deerpathartleague.org/ Paleoart Exhibit http://www.lcfpd.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=calendar.viewDetail&object_id=29927 Wildlife Discovery Center http://www.cityoflakeforest.com/cs/rec/cs_rec2d2.htm Imagination Movers Live http://www.rosemonttheatre.com/ How Can You …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Have fun with lions, and tigers, and penguins, or tap into your own maple syrup.
The days are getting longer and spring is almost here. Get the family out of the house and start planning for a summer filled with outdoor activities at the Lake County Sportsman Expo, or take advantage of the amazing forest preserves in the area while learning to turn maple sap into syrup. There are also some fantastic theatre options that will entertain the entire family. End the weekend with dinner at the legendary Lantern restaurant of Lake Forest before tucking the kids in to bed for the night. Family Best Bets Of The Week Lake County Outdoor Sportsman Expo http://www.lakecounty.org/event_details.cfm?EventID=5934 Maple Syrup Hikes http://www.lcfpd.org/ The Wizard of Oz http://www.wilmettetheatre.com/events/ Madagascar Live http…
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Reptiles, art exhibitions, and more reptiles make for entertaining family time.
The theme for this weekend is reptiles. Reptiles in rainforests, reptiles in the recreation center, frogs on stage, and maybe a few reptile paintings to round out the weekend. There is no room for being squeamish, show your kids that you can handle the scaliest, the greenest, and the slimiest creatures nature has to offer. By the end of the weekend they will think you’re even more amazing than they already do! Family Best Bets Of The Week Emerging Talent Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception http://www.deerpathartleague.org/ Civic Safari to benefit United Way http://www.uwlakeco.org/site/PageServer?pagename=RainforestCafe First Presbyterian Church Pre-School Art Fair and & Toy Drive http://www.firstchurchlf.org/preschool/ Reptile …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tap maple syrup in the woods, volunteer at Middlefork Farms or look for your dream boat.
If you’re tired of winter and need some outdoor activity, or just want to be reminded of warmer weather, then this is a good weekend to get out and about with the family. Volunteer at Middlefork Farms Forest Preserve, dream of sailing away on Lake Michigan, or learn about where real maple syrup comes from and how to tap a tree to collect some. Not ready to venture into the great outdoors yet? No problem! There are family friendly theatre options just a short car ride away. Family Best Bets Of The Week Northern Illinois Boat Show http://www.illinoisboatshow.com/ Maple Syrup Hikes http://www.lcfpd.org/programs/index.cfm? fuseaction=programs.viewDetail§ion_id=2065 How Can You Run With a Shell on Your …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Skating exhibitions, museums, and theater are just a few of this weekend’s best bets.
This weekend is full of excitement and fun and the best part is that it takes place just steps from home. Take the kids for an afternoon of skating races, figure skater exhibitions, and barrel jumping, or sit for a while and enjoy The Sound of Music. If technology and sea creatures are your thing, then pile the family into the car and head for Milwaukee. Dads and daughters can spend some quality time dancing the night away at a sock hop, while moms and sons can pop some corn and rent an action movie. There’s never a dull moment in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff if you look to Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch to help fill your weekend with fun. Family Best Bets Of The Week The Sound of Music http://www.lfanet.org/default.aspx Ice Skating Races, …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
From sporting events to Coyote howling to theater.
If you’re family is opting for a staycation over President’s Weekend, you’re in luck. Here are some great ideas to keep the entire family entertained. Sport enthusiasts, history buffs, nature lovers, and closet thespians will be happy that they spent the long weekend at home. Family Best Bets Of The Week Lake Forest High School Boys' Basketball Game Bowling at Fatman Bowl http://fatman-bowl.com/ Family Craft Class http://www.chicagobotanic.org/familyprograms/index.php Coyote Howl http://www.lcfpd.org/programs/index.cfm?fuseaction=programs.viewDetail§ion_id=2104 Civil War Sesquicentennial http://www.lcfpd.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=calendar.viewDetail&object_id=30625 Jake’s Women at The Citadel Theatre Company
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Plenty of family activities for the weekend, or tell us one of yours.
Glad you clicked on our Grab & Go Kids Planner! We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance. Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you! This is a great weekend to play in the snow, decorate cookies, break bread with your neighbors, or take in a show. There…
Friday, February 4, 2011
Add your own suggestions in the Comment section.
Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner! Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch has assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we’ll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. You’re time-pressed enough, so we’re happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance. Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you! Cheer on the Scouts, take in a play, or enjoy a day in the great outdoors. There’s …